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Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy. The outcome of these battles shapes what we buy and how we live. 
Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights -- or to ruin. Hosted by David Brown, former anchor of Marketplace. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John and American History Tellers.
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    • 4.6 • 12.3K Ratings

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Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy. The outcome of these battles shapes what we buy and how we live. 
Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights -- or to ruin. Hosted by David Brown, former anchor of Marketplace. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John and American History Tellers.
Listen to Business Wars on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. Experience all episodes ad-free and be the first to binge the newest season. Unlock exclusive early access by joining Wondery+ in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts. Start your free trial today by visiting wondery.com/links/business-wars/ now.

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    College Football Wars | Title Fight

    College Football Wars | Title Fight

    It’s the 90s. College football’s a hot mess of untapped profit potential. But two TV execs have an answer. It’s called the Bowl Championship Series and it’ll ignite a rush for the big bucks.

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    • 39 min
    College Football Wars | The New Champions

    College Football Wars | The New Champions

    Pac-12 boss Larry Scott wants a media empire that can outshine the Big Ten. But to do it, he must strong-arm ESPN and then find a way to face down satellite TV giant DirecTV.

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    • 35 min
    College Football Wars | The Fumble

    College Football Wars | The Fumble

    With the College Football Playoff boosting the sport’s worth, the rivalry between the Power 5 conferences is heating up. But as the Big Ten thrives, the Pac-12 will find itself trapped by its past.

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    • 33 min
    College Football Wars | Fragile Alliance

    College Football Wars | Fragile Alliance

    It’s George Kliavkoff’s third week in charge of the Pac-12. But his new job will become a nightmare when the SEC makes a play that’ll send panic through entire the college football scene.

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    • 36 min
    College Football Wars | Where the Pac-12 Went Wrong

    College Football Wars | Where the Pac-12 Went Wrong

    This episode comes out for free on 06/19 and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

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    The Pac-12 was one of the most prestigious college football conferences in the nation, until its leading schools left for greener pastures with heftier media deals. Now, with only two teams left, the stakes are higher than ever for the Pac-12 to draw viewers. John Canzano, host of college sports podcasts The Bald Faced Truth and Canzano & Wilner, joins David to talk about what’s next for the teams and the sport as a whole. Later, we’re tapping in Chris Vannini of The Athletic to talk about cable television’s role in the conference shakeups, and the lucrative TV rights deals that prop up each conference.

    Welcome to the Hotel Cocaine

    Welcome to the Hotel Cocaine

    In the 1970s, the Mutiny Club was the place to be. The Miami disco hotspot was also the epicenter of the illicit drug trade. The new MGM+ series Hotel Cocaine takes you inside the glitz, glamor and danger of this underworld. On June 20, you can hear David Brown's interview with showrunner and creator Chris Brancato and stars Danny Pino and Mark Feuerstein. We'll talk about the real stories that inspired the new series, plus look behind the scenes at the making of this explosive drama.And don't miss our new season, "Business Wars: Drug Cartels," dropping August 7, exclusively on Wondery+.

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12.3K Ratings

12.3K Ratings

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